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October 22, 2014

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A.G. Burnett named chairman of Gaming Control Board

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has named A.G. Burnett, experienced in legal matters involving gambling, as chairman of the three-member state Gaming Control Board.

Burnett has been on the board since January 2011. Prior to that, he was an attorney who worked on legal and regulatory issues for the board, which oversees the casino industry.

Former board Chairman Mark Lipparelli resigned last month. Sandoval named Terry Johnson, director of the state Department of Business and Industry, to the board, effective Nov. 12, to fill the vacancy.

The other member of the board is Shawn R. Reid.

In announcing the appointment, the governor said Burnett has “experience on the Gaming Control Board combined with his strong working relationships with regulators and securities regulators in countries such as Macau and Singapore (and he) will be an invaluable asset as the board moves into the next generation of gaming,” a reference to Internet gambling.

Burnett was a senior deputy attorney general in the Gaming Division representing the board, the Nevada Gaming Commission and the Nevada Commission on Sports.

Before joining the state, he was an associate in a Reno law firm engaging in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment and commercial litigation.

He received his law degree from Gonzaga University in 1996 and a degree in international affairs and political science from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1992.

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